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For Richer or Poorer (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 December 1997 (USA)
A real estate hustler and his wife hide from the IRS among the Amish.

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Phil Kleinman
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Henner Lapp
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Rebecca Yoder
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Anna Yoder
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Samuel Yoder Jr.
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Sammy Yoder
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Storyline

The incredibly rich, but miserable New York couple, Brad and Caroline Sexton, got framed by their accountant, and fled from the IRS to the one place where no one would look for them: Amish country. Now they've got to do their best to blend in, and learn how to love all over again. Written by LIIT

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual innuendo and one use of strong language | See all certifications »

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12 December 1997 (USA)  »

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A las duras y a las maduras  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,015,970, 14 December 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,611,225, 15 March 1998
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2.35 : 1
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At one point Tim Allen responds to a logical statement by Kirstie Alley by calling her "Mr. Spock". While she never played Mr. Spock, she did play a Vulcan. She was Lt. Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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It is said they are hiding out at the Yoder's because Amish don't pay taxes, when in fact they pay all but social security. See more »

Quotes

Caroline Sexton: Well, after tonight, I don't know how I'll ever be able to face my friends again.
Brad Sexton: Just pretend they're a mirror.
Caroline Sexton: You're so funny, honey. Actually, I'll just confess to them that I'm married to a MORON. And that way, they'll feel sorry for me and forgive me.
Brad Sexton: Well, this "moron" built you this fabulous life.
Caroline Sexton: Oh, that again. Oh, I forgot. That's right, honey! You did EVERYTHING, and I did NOTHING.
Brad Sexton: Well, I have developed sixteen commercial properties in the last five years, including Euro-Alcatraz.
Caroline Sexton: ...
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The end credits show funny outtakes and deleted scenes cut for time. See more »

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References Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

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Cheek to Cheek
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Sarah Vaughan
Courtesy of Verse Records by Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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An entertaining, feel-good movie
9 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I am not a lover of comedies, however this is one of those exceptions.

What can I say? The title says it all. Tim Allen is brilliant (as usual), and Kirstie Alley is great as his support. The movie does not knock the Amish people too much, and the movie ends with everyone living happily ever after - even 'Big John'.

I thought the deleted scenes/bloopers i the closing credits was a great idea too.


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